Accession Number:

ADA180386

Title:

Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (North Atlantic). WHITE PERCH,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MAINE COOPERATIVE FISHERY RESEARCH UNIT ORONO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Species profiles are literature summaries on the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history and environmental requirements of coastal and anadromous species. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The white perch, Morone americana, is a major sport and commercial species in Chesapeake Bay and a major sport fish in New England. It occurs between South Carolina and the Canadian Maritimes, and inhabits water that is salt or fresh, clear or turbid, fast or still. Spawning takes place in freshwater in spring. Juvenile nurseries are inshore areas of lakes, estuaries, or creeks. High reproductive potential and scarcity of predators often leak to stunted populations. Adults are important predators and young serve as forage for economically important species. Keywords Estuaries Fishes GrowthPhysiology Feeding Salinity requirements Temperature requirements Habitat requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE